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Government revises guidance on the Vacant Building Credit

The Government has made revisions to the parts of the Planning Practice Guidance that deal with the controversial ‘Vacant Building Credit’. The Vacant Building Credit, which was introduced into Planning Practice Guidance at the end of 2014, provides that where a vacant building is brought back into lawful use, or is demolished and replaced by a… Learn more

Regulator fined for breach of regulations

If a regulator cannot comply with the regulations, what hope do the rest of us have? The Serious Fraud Office has been on the receiving end of a hefty £180,000 fine from another regulator – the Information Commissioner’s Office – after the SFO had committed a serious breach of the Data Protection Act by inadvertently… Learn more

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